Rights Respecting School

Town Lane Infant School is currently working towards LEVEL 1 of Unicef’s Rights Respecting School award.

The Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award is the second stage of the award (after Recognition of commitment). The Level 1 Award is granted by Unicef UK to schools that show good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

We believe that the ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will support our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights the children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.

Town Lane Infant School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them. This allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.

We are delighted to have recently been awarded the Recognition of Commitment Award as the initial step in achieving the RRSA.

If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa.

Rights Respecting Award

We are delighted to announce that Zac Conway (1J) was the winner of the RRA competition for designing a Rights Respecting mascot for school. Goodwin the Giraffe is now in school and will help the children to understand more about the rights of children worldwide, global issues and the challenges some children face in order to live a normal healthy life.

We have recently been awarded our Recognition of Commitment certificate from Unicef as the first step in our journey to becoming a Rights respecting school. We are currently discussing with the children how we can ensure that our rights are considered by everyone so we can learn in a positive environment. So each class is busy producing a classroom charter which displays the children's ideas of how we will each be a rights respecting classroom.